Date Published: 01-Aug-2020 Deadline of Submitting EOI: 09-Aug-2020 11:59 PM Manila local time
Consultant Type: Individual
Selection Method: Individual Consultant Selection (ICS)
Technical Proposal: Not Applicable
Selection Title: (PMU) Project Manager
Package Number: CSI-1
Package Name: South Tarawa Water Supply Project
Advance Action: No:
Total Inputs: 220 Working Days
Consulting Services Budget: USD 237,000
Budget Type: Estimated:
Approval Number: 0652
Approval Date: 30-Aug-2019
Estimated Short-listing Date: 10-Aug-2020
Estimated Commencement Date: 01-Oct-2020
Open to non-Member Countries: No:
Possibility of contract extension: Yes
Possibility of consideration for downstream assignment: Not known
Country of assignment: Kiribati
Contract Type: Time-Based(Note: Type of contract information is indicative and might be subject to change.)COVID-19 Related Assignment
Project Officer: Alexandra L. Conroy
Designation: Urban Development Specialist Asian Development Bank
CSRN Additional Information / Attachments:
Terms of Reference (Individual Consultant)
ExpertiseProject management, water supply
Expertise GroupProject Management/ Institutional Development
TOR KeywordsProject management, water supply
Objective and Purpose of the Assignment
The project management unit (PMU) will be the core unit responsible for the overall implementation of
the South Tarawa Water Supply Project (STWSP) including the day-to-day project activities, compliance
with the provisions of all grant agreements and government policies and guidelines, project
administration, preparation of grant withdrawal applications, and maintenance of records. The
implementing agency (IA) for STWSP is the Government of Kiribati's Ministry of Infrastructure and
Sustainable Energy (MISE)
The PMU is expected to include the PMU Project Manager, Deputy Project Manager/Procurement Specialist,
Project Accountant, Safeguards Manager and Social Development & Gender Specialist. The project director
(Director MISE) and the PMU will supervise and provide counterpart support to the Project Implementation
Assistance (PIA) Consultants (and for a limited period, to the Project Design Advance (PDA) consultant
firm, whose activities are currently expected to continue into Q4 2020).
The initial assignment advertised will be for 10 person-month inputs over approximately 12 months, with
the possibility to extend subject to satisfactory performance.
Scope of Work
To lead the PMU within MISE alongside the Public Utilities Board (PUB) to implement the STWSP.
Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output
(i) Ensure that the project activities follow the government, ADB, World Bank and GCF policies and
(ii) Provide strategic advice to the Project Director.
(iii) Supervise the Deputy Project Manager for the project management activities.
(iv) Prepare monthly progress reports and submit to the Project Director.
(v) Prepare quarterly progress reports and submit to Project Director for review and submission to ADB
and World Bank.
(vi) In coordination with the EA (Ministry of Finance and Economic Development), provide inputs to the
Annual Performance Report (APR) for Green Climate Fund (GCF) in the agreed template, for onward
submission to ADB (Note: ADB will submit the APR to GCF).
(vii) Monitor the PIA consultant (and PDA consultant firm where applicable) activities, and coordinate
with the consultants for their daily activities for construction supervision, safeguards, M&E and
(viii) Supervise and review the deliverables of consultants (excluding the PDA project manager) and
check if they are suitable to the project objectives, the government's policy and regulations and the
beneficiaries' needs. Advise the findings to the Project Director.
(ix) Assist in conducting the tender process for civil works, equipment, and consulting services (PIA,
WASH program and PMU consultants including Deputy Project Manager, Accountant, Social Development and
Gender Specialist and Safeguards Specialist) under the Project.
(x) Assist with any design changes during project implementation.
(xi) Carry out regular field inspections to ensure that engineering designs are adequately implemented.
(xii) Supervise contractors' works including carrying out periodic performance audits to ensure quality
control, health and safety, core labor and environmental standards are met.
(xiii) Review and approve the contractor's installation methodology and work plans.
(xiv) Review and endorse progress claims of consultants and contractors.
(xv) If required, coordinate with the Safeguards Manager and staff of MELAD – both Lands and Environment
Divisions in reviewing resettlement plans, environmental and social management plans (ESMPs), ensuring
required licenses are secured on a timely basis and that all conditions of the environmental license are
fully implemented, carrying out regular audits and monitoring of the preparation/update of these plans,
and as required providing technical advice on ensuring compliance with safeguards assurances under the
(xvi) Monitor and facilitate the preparation and submission of key safeguards reports (semi-annual
report, safeguards instruments etc.).
(xvii) Facilitate and support arrangements for capacity building, vocational education and training
through the project.
(xviii) Ensure staff from counterpart agencies, particularly from MISE and PUB, are closely involved in
project activities, meetings and decision making.
(xix) Identify bottlenecks to smooth project implementation and coordinate between relevant parties as
(xx) Provide support for review missions by project financiers.
(xxi) Facilitate implementation of the project's communication and consultation plan.
(xxii) Ensure public disclosure of project information and public consultations as needed.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
The consultant will have a minimum degree in engineering or other related discipline. Experience and
knowledge in implementing and administering ADB or World Bank funded projects, and experience in the
Pacific, is essential.
Minimum General Experience15Years
Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment)15Years
Regional/Country Experience Required
Schedule and Places of Assignment (chronological and inclusive of travel)
Read only Checkbox Checked Continuous
Read only Checkbox Not Checked Intermittent
Max. Working Days/Week
Home Office 5
City and Country Working Days Estimated Start Date Estimated End Date Other Details (use if place selected is Others)
Tarawa, Kiribati 220 01-Oct-2020 31-Oct-2021
Cost Items Amount in USD
Remuneration and Other Expenses
All activities and inputs in the TOR but not limited to remuneration, per diem, air travel, miscellaneous travel expenses, report preparation, production, and transmission, land transportation, communications, etc. 233,917